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Melville, A. D.

Works: 7 works in 112 publications in 4 languages and 4,547 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Latin  History  Epic poetry  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Software  Dictionaries  Textbooks 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works by A. D Melville
Metamorphoses by Ovid( )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern, unacademic idiom of this translation of 'Metamorphoses' opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality
Sorrows of an exile by Ovid( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Art of Love or the Fasti. This is poetry as accomplished as anything he had written in happier days and demands no less critical respect. For this new translation of Ovid's poems, all of which are in elegiacs, Alan Melville has used the same system of rhyming stanzas that he evolved so successfully for Ovid's Love Poems. Here again he has reproduced the virtuosity, elegance, and wit of the original, and presents a collection of poems in which the reader will
Ovid, the love poems by Ovid( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Ovid's love poems
Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thebaid of Statius is an epic poem in twelve books, completed in about AD 90. It is thought by many to stand second only to the Aeneid among Latin narrative poems. It tells of the war between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus, for the throne of Thebes. Rich in incident and dramatic in tone, it unfolds a panorama of human ambition and violence, triumph and catastrophe. The Thebaid is not only a masterpiece of poetry but also a compelling story, at times horrifying, noble, and pathetic, of humankind bound by the power of Fate."--BOOK JACKET
Les métamorphoses by Ovid( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of ancient Rome's most celebrated poets, Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 18) wrote during the reign of Augustus. His works reflect a sentiment of art for pleasure's sake, without the ethical or moral overtones, which perhaps accounts for his enduring popularity. For more than two thousand years, readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton, and scenes from his stories have inspired many great works by Western artists. This selection of thirty stories from the verse translation by F.A. Wright of Ovid's famous work, The Metamorphoses, does full justice to the poet's elegance and wit. All of the tales involve a form of metamorphosis, or transformation, and are peopled by mythological gods, demigods, and mortals: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, Perseus, and Andromeda, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops, and Circe, among others. Although most of the stories did not originate with Ovid, it is quite possible that had he not written them down, these oral traditions would have been lost forever -- and with them, a vast and valuable amount of Greco-Roman culture. This collection of the poet's best and most beloved narrative verses reflects the vitality of classical mythology. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative
La chute d'Icare by Ovid( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Metamorphoses (Oxford world's classics) by A. D Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ovid, the love poems
English (107)

Latin (1)

Italian (1)

French (1)

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